ELMHURST, Ill. – Western Illinois senior guard Emily Clemens and South Dakota State junior Macy Miller were named Summit League Women's Basketball Players of the Week for their performances, Dec. 18-24.
Emily Clemens, Western Illinois
Sr. // G // Muscatine, Iowa
- Collected her sixth career Player of the Week award and first this season
- Led the Fighting Leathernecks with 26 points, five steals and four assists in upset win at No. 17 Stanford
- Nearly recorded a double-double with nine points and nine assists, along with five rebounds in a loss at Gonzaga, ranked No. 19 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll.
- Became WIU's all-time assists leader in the win over the Cardinal, the first win over a nationally-ranked foe in program history.
- For the week, averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game
Macy Miller, South Dakota State
R-Jr. // G // Mitchell, S.D.
- Earned her seventh career honor and third of the 207-18 season
- Went a perfect 9-for-9 from the field, including 2-for-2 from three-point range, in a Jackrabbit win over Wichita State
- Scored 22 points with eight assists, two rebounds and one steal against the Shockers
Also nominated: De'Jour Young, Fort Wayne; Rylee Nudell, North Dakota State; Jasmine Trimboli, South Dakota
Previous honorees: Nov. 13 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Nov. 20 – Allison Arens, South Dakota; Nov. 27 – Courtney Vaccher, Omaha/Madison Guebert, South Dakota State; Dec. 4 – Taylor Higginbotham, Western Illinois; Dec. 11 – Macy Miller, South Dakota State; Dec. 18 – Faith Ihim, Oral Roberts
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